Mervin Joseph Dickinson, 72, of Somerset died March 23, 3019. He was born in Westerly, R.I., and lived in Denver and Plainfield while growing up. During his married life, he lived for 43 years in Franklin Park before moving to Somerset a few months ago.
Mr. Dickinson was employed for many years with the City of New York as a civil engineer. He enjoyed landscape architecture and had designed his own property with bushes and scrubs and maintained it for many years; he also was the landscape architect for Rutgers University.
He received his bachelor of science from Rutgers, having studied landscape architecture, civil engineering, and city planning.
He served with the National Guard.
He ran in several New York City Marathons and later became a member of the Marathon Committee. He was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architecture, the Road Runners Club, and the Jane Austin Society. As a member of the Rutgers University Choir, he had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall, and he was a longtime member of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple’s Kol Emeth Choir.
He survived by his wife, Susan (Kuchinsky); two sons, Edward “Ted” and Adam (Nicole); his daughter, Laurel (Michael) Schumer; a brother, Al; a sister, Lois Edwards; and six grandchildren.
Services were held March 26 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, or the ALS Foundation.